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By Barbara Crossette. 1998
In 1997 this New York Times journalist traveled across Asia, visiting the classic hill towns built by several colonial powers.… She recalls her journeys to these remote locations, discusses their history, and describes how each has evolved since being inherited by an independent nation. 1998.
By Linda Spalding. 1998
The author recounts her expedition into the forests of Borneo in search of a reclusive primatologist, who has devoted her… life to protecting orphaned orangutans. Describes the beauty of the island, the local society, and the despoilment of natural resources through poaching, deforestation, and misguided ecotourism. 1998.
By Rita Anton. 1979
Following her husband's death in 1976, Anton spent several years in India as a volunteer Jesuit Lay Missionary. Having travelled… extensively in India, she presents a realistic look at this nation in transition. 1979.
By Robert W Ferguson. 2003
The Aral Sea, once the fourth-largest inland body of water, has lost over half its surface area and 80 percent… of its volume since 1960, due to poorly planned irrigation systems. In January 2000, Canadian Rob Ferguson went to Uzbekistan to work on an environmental project to save the Aral Sea. After a year of dealing with corrupt officials, not only had the project gone nowhere, but Ferguson was under suspicion of murder. Some strong language. 2003.
By Ian Baker. 2004
Recounts an extraordinary journey into one of the most inaccessible places on earth, and a pilgrimage to the heart of… Tibetan Buddhism. Tibetan prophecies proclaim that the greatest of beyul, or mystical sanctuaries, lies at the eastern edge of the Himalayas, veiled by a colossal waterfall in the forbidding Tsangpo gorge. After years of investigation, world-class climber and Buddhist scholar Ian Baker and his National Geographic-sponsored team made worldwide news by finding a magnificent 108-foot-high waterfall-the legendary grail of both Western explorers and Tibetan pilgrims. 2004.
By Paul Theroux. 1983
By Byron Farwell. 1984
Gurkhas are soldiers from Nepal who serve in the British and Indian armies. Recruiting practices, military training, religion, and home… and family are analyzed to obtain insight into the nature of Gurkha character. 1984.
By John Fraser. 1980
As a correspondent to the Toronto "Globe and Mail" in Peking, Fraser had the opportunity to meet a wide range… of Chinese people and to learn of their culture and government. 1980.
By Dominique Lapierre. 1985
Focuses on the lives of a Bengali rickshaw man, a young Polish priest, a Jewish-American surgeon, an Assamese nurse, and… Calcutta's own Godfather. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 1985. Uniform title: Cité de la joie.
By Rich Cohen. 2017
Follows the Cubs' early days as the first powerhouse baseball team, winners of the 1907 and 1908 World Series; their… storied players, such as Billy Sunday, the 2nd baseman who became the most popular preacher in America; their old stadiums; their owners, from chewing gum magnate William Wrigley to Thomas Ricketts, CEO of Ameritrade; and their time between the two World Wars; all of it leading up to the momentous last World Series appearance and the breaking of the famed curse. 2017.
By Dirk Hayhurst. 2010
Pitcher Dirk Hayhurst is not a superstar, never even a 'Top Prospect', and in the game of baseball, if you… don't fit in either of those categories, it can almost be as if you don't exist. Hayhurst tackles this issue - the issue of labels and identity and the problems that come along with them - but also writes about seeing ballplayers as more than just numbers on the backs of jerseys, and about life, with baseball as the backdrop. Descriptions of sex, explicit strong language. Bestseller. 2010.
By Yvonne Bercher. 2007
By Vivian Jeanette Kaplan. 2002
For a brief period between 1938 and 1941, roughly 20,000 Jews found refuge from the Nazis in the one place… not requiring visas, police certificates or proofs of financial independence: Shanghai. In 1939, the author's family made a month-long, 7,000-mile journey to Shanghai, struggling with heat, disease, poverty, and fear. With the war's end came the shock of learning what became of family and friends left behind in Europe. Descriptions of violence. 2002.
By Heinrich Harrer. 1983
L'auteur raconte comment il s'est évadé de prison, pendant la guerre de 1939-1945, pour gagner le Tibet où il a… séjourné cinq années au cours desquelles il a conseillé le jeune dalaï-lama, et s'est trouvé témoin impuissant de l'invasion chinoise. Paru en 1952, le récit a été traduit en cinquante langues. 1983.
By Timothy Baker Shutt. 2007
By Eric Hansen. 1990
Eric Hansen bought the best map of Borneo he could find. Then, with the minimum of baggage, he headed for… the places marked "unknown". He spent seven months and travelled 2,400 miles in one of the least visited spots on earth. This resulting book is both an adventure story and a look at a vanishing way of life. 1990.
By David Lamb. 1991
After covering bloody events in Middle East war zones, a foreign correspondent returns to America determined to take time off.… Lamb, also hoping to renew his boyhood enthusiasm for baseball, spends a summer observing sights, sounds, players, and fans in ballparks. This account chronicles his journey across the country and into the recesses of his memory. Some strong language. c1991.
By Phil Pepe, Whitey Ford. 1987
By Burton Bernstein. 1979
An account of four trips the author took through Sinai reporting on its past and present. Offers a look into… Bedouin habits, customs, culture, and a description of the beautiful and forbidding land. 1979.
By Roger Housden. 2011
Housden traveled to Iran to meet with artists, writers, film makers and religious scholars who embody the long Iranian tradition… of humanism, the belief in scholarship and artistry that began with the reign of Cyrus the Great. From the bustle of modern Tehran to the paradise gardens of Shiraz, Housden met Iranians who were welcoming and intellectually curious. He was brought face to face with the reality that beauty and truth, deceit and violence, are inextricably mingled in the affairs of human life. 2011.